Certificate and Executive Programs

Management in the Era of Data and Analytics for CPAs

JUL 05 - Jul 14, 2022



JUL 05 - JUL 14



11:30 AM - 2:30 PM




17 Hours


0 Hours


Registration closed on

Jun 24, 2022



Increasingly crowded by data, executives are faced with a clear but complex challenge: seeing through the noise. Volumes of data, collected constantly, hold key insights for business leaders, but what are the right questions to ask? How do you interface with data scientists, marketers, and product designers as they interpret and communicate raw information back from the market?

Leading a team that works with data requires some know-how. More importantly, senior leaders need to understand how to organize around data. Structuring teams, hiring for critical capabilities and encouraging an aligned culture all influence how effectively your organization will turn data insights into action.

Offered by The Ivey Academy in partnership with CPA Ontario, Management in the Era of Data and Analytics for CPAs gives a comprehensive overview of practical data analytics and a hands-on look at the mechanics behind Artificial Intelligence. Participants will take a guided look at successful data-driven organizations, drawing best practices on team management, emerging technologies, digital transformation and more. By the end of the course, you will develop a clear strategy for both creating and communicating value using data.

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Group rates are available. Save 25% if three or more employees register for the same course. Contact Nirmeen Hasan, VP Learning, CPA Ontario at nhasan@cpaontario.ca to learn more.


  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

NOTE: this courses is delivered virtually over ten weeks and includes 38 hours of learning. Expect highly interactive live sessions led by expert Ivey faculty, small peer learning groups, online simulations and self-paced learning journeys within the course.


Data ownership and leading with analytics
  • Take ownership of data and make data-driven decisions
  • Use the lens of analytics to gain new business insights
  • Practice managerial intuition using technical insight
Understanding uncertainty
  • Distinguish between process and outcome
  • Quantify trade-offs between rewards and risks
  • Engage in simulation-based forecasting and decision-making
Generating insights and communicating with data
  • Generate effective reports and communicate using data .
  • Create persuasive visualizations of data
  • Translate data-lingo to business fundamentals
  • Form strategies to convert data skeptics
Leadership and management aspects of analytics
  • Review how to assemble and lead an analytics team
  • Promote data-driven culture and dispel “dataphobia”
  • Avoid the pitfalls of analytical bias and anchoring
  • Understand and use new technologies in analytics to generate value
  • Examine the capabilities and limitations of Artificial Intelligence tools
Follow-up webinar
  • Track the progress of analytics in your organization
  • Share best practices and pitfalls in implementing analytics
  • Explore prescriptive analytics


This course is deeply experiential, grounded in case research and facilitated by expert faculty from Ivey Business School.

Ivey's real-world case methodology isn't about textbooks and lectures - it's about learning by doing. You will identify specific, practical learning takeaways through deep discussion and simulations, then develop an implementation plan with feedback from other leaders.

Learning methods include:

  • Self-paced learning that includes pre-recorded videos, readings and case studies
  • Live sessions led by expert Ivey faculty discussion
  • Sessions with peers in private forums and guided self-reflection exercises
  • Online simulations using realistic challenges where leaders can test action against immediate feedback in individual or team-based scenarios
  • Opportunities to test leadership skills in online simulations, apply concepts in critical decision-making moments and navigate team dynamics – just like in real life
  • Peer learning sessions to share experiences, exchange ideas and collaborate to solve challenges in virtual breakout groups during larger sessions


  • Understand how analytics works and what it can do for you.
  • Take a hands-on look at the mechanics behind Artificial Intelligence.
  • Learn to navigate new technologies and think critically about data.
  • Explore real-world analytics projects.
  • Network with other leaders from across sectors and industries.
  • Build a personalized "return-to-work" action plan to apply new learning.


This course is designed for CPAs who are decision-makers in any size of company and forward-thinking leaders seeking to expand their own capabilities and equip their organizations with modern processes and architecture. This course is designed for Managers, Directors, VPs, or Executive Directors who may not necessarily have a background in data sciences. Participants should have at least five years of business experience.

While not required, we often recommend that two leaders from one organization attend together to maximize learning outcomes. This helps to generate dialogue and maximize learning outcomes for your entire team.

Earn Your Certificate in Leadership

The Ivey Academy and CPA Ontario Certificate in Leadership is a collaboration between CPA Ontario and The Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School to deliver professional leadership development tailored for emerging and established CPAs alike.

Learn more about this unique learning experience and how to earn a Certificate in Leadership.

Each completed course awards a digital badge to signify your accomplishment. You can share these badges across social media, websites, portfolios, professional networks and email signatures to highlight your enhanced skill set and expertise.

After completing three courses of your choice, you will receive a Certificate in Leadership. This powerful credential signifies your diverse leadership skill set and ability to manage through disruption.




$2400.00 Member

$2400.00 Student

$2400.00 Public

Status: Registration closed on Jun 24, 2022




Mehmet A. Begen

Associate Professor, Management Science

Professor Mehmet A. Begen is an industrial engineer, a management scientist and an associate in the Ivey Business School at the Western University. Besides Ivey, he is cross-appointed at the departments of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Western University.

Mehmet's research interests are management science/analytics applications, data-driven approaches and in particular scheduling and operations management in healthcare. He has been a PI or co-PI for NSERC Discovery Grants, Cancer Care Ontario Research Grant, NSERC Undergraduate Student Awards and others. Mehmet’s research won a top prize in the “Optimize the Real World” competition hosted by FICO for solving real business problems with use of analytics, developing mathematical models with data and obtaining managerial insights.

He has PhD and MS degrees in management science from Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, and a BS degree in industrial engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey.

Mehmet is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP), worked in management consulting before his PhD studies and is a recipient of CORS (Canadian Operational Research Society) Practice Prize and served as the president of CORS. He teaches courses on analytical modelling, financial analytics, analytics projects, big data tools and statistics.

Fredrik Odegaard

Associate Professor, Management Science

Fredrik Odegaard is an Associate Professor of Management Science at the Ivey Business School, with cross-appointment at the Department of Applied Mathematics, Western University. He received his PhD from Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia, dual Masters degrees in Operations Research and Statistics from Stanford University, and a BSc in Purchasing and Logistics Management from Arizona State University. While at Ivey Business School he has developed several courses and taught extensively across the EMBA, MBA, MSc, HBA, and PhD programs. In addition, Dr. Odegaard has taught several non-degree executive programs through the Ivey Academy. Prior to his academic career Dr. Odegaard worked as a Supply Chain Consultant for i2 Technologies and Programme Director at RR Institute of Applied Economics.

Dr. Odegaard’s research focus and expertise spans Revenue Management and Health Care Operations. His research has been published in academic journals, such as Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research and Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, as well as in practitioner oriented journals, such as Journal of Healthcare Quality and European Journal of Ultrasound. Professor Odegaard is an editorial board member of the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management and served as the 2015-2016 President of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS).



An experiential case-based course that combines the best of virtual and on demand learning.

This is an online course offered by the Ivey Business School Foundation.

Your learning will take place on the Ivey Business School Foundation learning management system.

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